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dc.contributor.authorAwuni, Thomas K.*
dc.contributor.authorKye-Duodu, Gideon*
dc.contributor.authorDuodu, Charles*
dc.contributor.authorZotor, Francis B.*
dc.contributor.authorEllahi, Basma*
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-04T14:19:05Z
dc.date.available2018-01-04T14:19:05Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-04
dc.identifier.citationAwuni, T. K., Kye-Duodu, G., Duodu, C., Zotor, F. B. & Ellahi, B. (2018). Knowledge and Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Adults in Hohoe Municipality, Ghana. Food Science and Nutrition Studies, 2(1).
dc.identifier.issn2573-1661
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620788
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that a person consumes at least 400g of Fruit and Vegetable (FV) daily to prevent chronic disease risk. We assessed knowledge of current WHO guidelines and other determinants of FV intake among adults (≥ 18 years, n = 397) in Hohoe Municipality, Ghana. Face-to-face interviews using a questionnaire adopted from WHO Risk Factor Surveillance System were undertaken. Knowledge of FV daily servings and determinants of intake were evaluated by descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression. There was a 99.2% response rate with approximately 9% of participants correctly stating the WHO daily recommended amount (P = .296). Most (54%) of respondents’ FV intake was affected by unavailability of desired choice (P = .050). Odd of inadequate consumption for persons aware of adequate amount was 1.97 (95% CI: 0.64, 6.05, P = .234) higher than persons without awareness. Participants with problems accessing their desired choice of FV had 0.59 odds (95% CI: 0.36, 0.95, P = .030) of consuming inadequate amount compared to those with easy access. Adequate FV intake depends on availability of consumer preference regardless of knowledge of recommendations. Individual FV cultivation is relevant for availability of preferred choice and adequate consumption for NCDs risk reductions among Ghanaians.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherscholinken
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.scholink.org/ojs/index.php/fsns/indexen
dc.subjectnon communicable diseasesen
dc.subjectawarenessen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectrecommendationsen
dc.titleKnowledge and Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Adults in Hohoe Municipality, Ghanaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2573-167X
dc.contributor.departmentGhana Health Service, Municipal Health Directorate, Elmina, Ghana 2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana 3 Ghana Health Service, Volta Regional Health Directorate, Ho, Ghana 4 Department of Family and Community Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana 5 Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester, Chester, UK
dc.identifier.journalFood Science and Nutrition Studies
dc.date.accepted2017-11-01
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-02-04
refterms.dateFCD2019-07-16T13:39:48Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2018-02-04T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that a person consumes at least 400g of Fruit and Vegetable (FV) daily to prevent chronic disease risk. We assessed knowledge of current WHO guidelines and other determinants of FV intake among adults (≥ 18 years, n = 397) in Hohoe Municipality, Ghana. Face-to-face interviews using a questionnaire adopted from WHO Risk Factor Surveillance System were undertaken. Knowledge of FV daily servings and determinants of intake were evaluated by descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression. There was a 99.2% response rate with approximately 9% of participants correctly stating the WHO daily recommended amount (P = .296). Most (54%) of respondents’ FV intake was affected by unavailability of desired choice (P = .050). Odd of inadequate consumption for persons aware of adequate amount was 1.97 (95% CI: 0.64, 6.05, P = .234) higher than persons without awareness. Participants with problems accessing their desired choice of FV had 0.59 odds (95% CI: 0.36, 0.95, P = .030) of consuming inadequate amount compared to those with easy access. Adequate FV intake depends on availability of consumer preference regardless of knowledge of recommendations. Individual FV cultivation is relevant for availability of preferred choice and adequate consumption for NCDs risk reductions among Ghanaians.


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